2019 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.

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Erin Smith

Inclusa, Inc.
Executive Director-Community Resources and Provider Relations
My name is Erin Smith, and I will be a first time TASH attendee this December. I work for a Managed Care Organization in Wisconsin, called Inclusa, Inc., where I support our Provider Network Department. Inclusa supports 15,000 individuals in Wisconsin with long-term care needs,and contracts with 6,000 providers. I have worked with Inclusa over 10 years, starting as a social worker. My previous career was with Child Protective Services, so my interest is across the lifespan, supporting individuals with disabilities and those living with mental illness. I am excited to attend TASH, and would love an opportunity to talk with you about long-term care models of support, funding and reimbursement innovations, assistive technology and community inclusion.